'''Fishbone''' is an American Rock music|rock
band formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California
, which plays a fusion of ska music|ska
, punk rock
, funk music|funk
, hard rock
and Soul music|soul
. Critics have noted of the band: "Fishbone was one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late '80s. With their hyperactive, self-conscious Multiculturalism|diversity
, goofy sense of humor, and sharp social commentary
, the group gained a sizable cult following
during the late '80s, yet they were never able to earn a mainstream audience."
Fishbone first assembled in 1979 with John Norwood Fisher (bass); his brother Phillip "Fish" Fisher (drums); Angelo Moore
, who sometimes uses the stage name
"Dr. Madd Vibe" (vocals, saxophones ranging from sopranino saxophone|sopranino
to bass saxophone|bass
); Kendall Jones (guitar); "Dirty" Walter A. Kibby II...